Friday, December 12, 2014

Sermon of the Week (12/7 - 12/13, 2014) Greg Pinkner on John 2:1-11

Greg Pinkner is the teaching pastor at Fellowship Evangelical Free Church in Knoxville, TN and the best of any of the teachers/preachers listed on the right side of my blog. You can watch or listen on this page or subscribe to their podcast for the mp3. This sermon is titled The Light Shines and is on John 2:1-11, where Jesus turns the water into wine (from 11/30/14). It is the best exposition of this passage that I have ever heard. Pinkner is up front about his preferred interpretation of the symbolism behind the order of activities and number of days in John's narrative-- nothing was put in John's carefully crafted Gospel by accident. Jesus is coming to fulfill the law and do away with the  "old wine and the old wineskins." Jesus is saying that something greater than Abraham and the prophets are here and the Jews are clearly missing it. Pinkner ties it into Advent wondering how we Americans can crowd out the Word becoming flesh by making Christmas about something other than Jesus. You will want to follow up with his message "The Light Reveals" from 12/7/14 on John 2:13-22, where Jesus cleanses the temple.

Do not miss this sermon.

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